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Displaced Abuja Natives Want 'What Belongs to Us'

In 1976, Nigeria’s military ruler declared the nation's capital would move from Lagos to Abuja. With the fastest growth rate in Africa, Lagos was becoming overcrowded and difficult to manage. Abuja, a quiet and obscure place in central Nigeria, was known as a no-man’s land. But thousands of people lived there, belonging to about nine different ethnic groups with different languages. When construction of the new capital began, many were forced off their lands by the Nigerian government...

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